Wednesday, March 10, 2010

St. Patrick's Day is Coming Up

Do you celebrate St. Patrick's Day? The receptionist at my chiropractor celebrates by taking the day off and doing a pub crawl with her boyfriend. I celebrate by stocking up the freezer with cheap corned beef. We finally ate the last two packages a few weeks ago and now I need to make a decision: do I buy smaller packages from the grocery store or a couple of giant pieces from the restaurant supply store?

The difference in price is about $0.20/lb but it's a 15 pound piece of corned beef that I'm going to have to slice up and vacuum seal for future use. Plus it probably doesn't come with the spice packet; yes, that's easily fixed. I've had the corned beef in question so I know that while there may be a large fat layer, the lean meat is in greater quantity than what I get at the grocery store. So the real question here is do I value convenience or do I value a deal? I value a deal.

What do you do for St. Patrick's Day?

Happy bargain hunting! - KP

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